Cray Wanderers unveil Danny Kedwell as their new manager
CRAY WANDERERS have handed Danny Kedwell his first managerial job.
The 37-year-old was unveiled as Tony Russell’s predecessor by the Isthmian League Premier Division club today.
Russell and his assistant manager Joe Vines announced their shock departure on Thursday 25 March and Kedwell will need to build a squad from scratch with many players announcing on social media that they have departed the club.
A club statement said: “Cray Wanderers are delighted to announce that Danny Kedwell has been appointed as new first-team manager for the 2021-22 season.
“Danny has an extensive playing career and will be registered as a player for the new season but also has an UEFA A Level coaching qualification and great credentials for the exciting post of Cray Wanderers manager.
“This promises to be an exciting era for Cray Wanderers and for Danny Kedwell and we welcome him to the club and his plans to take London’s Oldest Football Club forward.”
CEO Sam Wright added: “Absolutely delighted to have secured Danny Kedwell as our first-team manager and really looking forward to working with you on the journey ahead.”
Kedwell’s playing career needs no introduction to followers of Kent football with a glittering career in non-league football as well as in the Football League, as well as coaching the Academy at Ebbsfleet United.
He started the 2020-21 campaign playing for Hollands & Blair in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division before returning to Havant & Waterlooville in the Vanarama National League South before the campaign was curtailed.
The striker will have to follow in the footsteps of Russell, who was a success during his seven-year stint at Hayes Lane with the team playing an attractive brand of attacking football.
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